Pro Politics with Zac McCrary

Martha McKenna & Her Midas Touch

April 27, 2021 Zac McCrary
Pro Politics with Zac McCrary
Martha McKenna & Her Midas Touch
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Pro Politics with Zac McCrary
Martha McKenna & Her Midas Touch
Apr 27, 2021
Zac McCrary

Martha McKenna has been at the upper echelons of politics for years...campaign manager, EMILYs List, the DSCC...and now is a decade in to her own media firm, McKenna Media. Through her firm, Martha has developed something of a Midas Touch - working at critical points in their career with Kamala Harris, Deb Haaland, and Pete Buttigieg. Martha is one of the party's smartest strategists and offers many great insights over the course of this discussion.

Podcast Website
Twitter: @ProPoliticsPod
Twitter: @ZacMcCrary
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IN THIS EPISODE...

Martha evangelizes about everything Baltimore…

The two famous political alums (in addition to Martha) of Martha’s high school…

A third-grade Martha is inspired by Geraldine Ferraro…

How the first campaign Martha worked on changed the direction of her life…

EMILYs List provides a launching pad for Martha’s career in politics…

What was the “best advice to learn about politics” that Martha ever received…

Martha’s tips for campaign managers…

Martha talks about some of her favorites races as an EMILYs List staffer…

Martha manages the race for the first woman to be elected mayor of Baltimore…

Martha learns at the DSCC under the tutelage Senator Schumer…

Martha tells the story of recruiting Kay Hagan in an underdog North Carolina Senate race…

Martha learns important lessons in television strategy from heading up the DSCC Independent Expenditure…

Why and how Martha starts up McKenna Media…

Martha joins the media team for Kamala Harris’ 2016 race…

Martha plays an integral role in Pete Buttigieg’s first campaign in South Bend…

Martha's involvement in Deb Haaland’s historic congressional win…

The one previous job Martha thinks is a great fit for making the jump to politics…

Martha talks about the importance of the group Emerge…

Martha gives her itinerary for the perfect Baltimore experience…

AND… Joe Biden, Nancy Boyda, Cheryl Benton, Mary Beth Cahill, Guy Cecil, Mary Pat Clark, Sean Clegg, Luke Clippinger, Elijah Cummings, Sharice Davids, Sheila Dixon, Candace Dodson-Reed, Elizabeth Dole, Linda Eberhart, Geraldine Ferraro, Diane Fink, Peggy Flanagan, Ashanti Golar, Chip Hagan, Kay Hagan, Jane Harman, Karin Johanson, Rachel Jones, Delores Kelley, Ellen Malcolm, Salima Marriott, Kweisi Mfume, Barbara Mikulski, Sheila O’Connell, Martin O’Malley, Jen Pihlaja, JB Poersch,  Nancy Pelosi, Odette Ramos, Juan Rodriguez, Loretta Sanchez, Jan Schakowsky, Kurt Schmoke, Carol Shea-Porter, Louise Slaughter, Ace Smith, Joe Solmonese and MORE!

Podcast Website
Twitter: @ProPoliticsPod
Twitter: @ZacMcCrary
Facebook: The Pro Politics Podcast

Show Notes

Martha McKenna has been at the upper echelons of politics for years...campaign manager, EMILYs List, the DSCC...and now is a decade in to her own media firm, McKenna Media. Through her firm, Martha has developed something of a Midas Touch - working at critical points in their career with Kamala Harris, Deb Haaland, and Pete Buttigieg. Martha is one of the party's smartest strategists and offers many great insights over the course of this discussion.

Podcast Website
Twitter: @ProPoliticsPod
Twitter: @ZacMcCrary
Facebook: The Pro Politics Podcast

IN THIS EPISODE...

Martha evangelizes about everything Baltimore…

The two famous political alums (in addition to Martha) of Martha’s high school…

A third-grade Martha is inspired by Geraldine Ferraro…

How the first campaign Martha worked on changed the direction of her life…

EMILYs List provides a launching pad for Martha’s career in politics…

What was the “best advice to learn about politics” that Martha ever received…

Martha’s tips for campaign managers…

Martha talks about some of her favorites races as an EMILYs List staffer…

Martha manages the race for the first woman to be elected mayor of Baltimore…

Martha learns at the DSCC under the tutelage Senator Schumer…

Martha tells the story of recruiting Kay Hagan in an underdog North Carolina Senate race…

Martha learns important lessons in television strategy from heading up the DSCC Independent Expenditure…

Why and how Martha starts up McKenna Media…

Martha joins the media team for Kamala Harris’ 2016 race…

Martha plays an integral role in Pete Buttigieg’s first campaign in South Bend…

Martha's involvement in Deb Haaland’s historic congressional win…

The one previous job Martha thinks is a great fit for making the jump to politics…

Martha talks about the importance of the group Emerge…

Martha gives her itinerary for the perfect Baltimore experience…

AND… Joe Biden, Nancy Boyda, Cheryl Benton, Mary Beth Cahill, Guy Cecil, Mary Pat Clark, Sean Clegg, Luke Clippinger, Elijah Cummings, Sharice Davids, Sheila Dixon, Candace Dodson-Reed, Elizabeth Dole, Linda Eberhart, Geraldine Ferraro, Diane Fink, Peggy Flanagan, Ashanti Golar, Chip Hagan, Kay Hagan, Jane Harman, Karin Johanson, Rachel Jones, Delores Kelley, Ellen Malcolm, Salima Marriott, Kweisi Mfume, Barbara Mikulski, Sheila O’Connell, Martin O’Malley, Jen Pihlaja, JB Poersch,  Nancy Pelosi, Odette Ramos, Juan Rodriguez, Loretta Sanchez, Jan Schakowsky, Kurt Schmoke, Carol Shea-Porter, Louise Slaughter, Ace Smith, Joe Solmonese and MORE!

Podcast Website
Twitter: @ProPoliticsPod
Twitter: @ZacMcCrary
Facebook: The Pro Politics Podcast